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  • Forest Service Helps Small Farmers Hit Hard by Hurricanes September 20, 2019
    José (Tato) Roig’s farm has been producing coffee since 1978 and has become one of the most successful farms in Puerto Rico’s Coffee Zone. However, Hurricane Maria inflicted severe damage on his crops, as well as those of many other coffee growers.
  • Mirror, Mirror, What Do You See? I See a Scientist Looking at Me September 17, 2019
    Strolling down the aisles of most toy departments, parents are likely to see more diverse options such as a brown-faced doll holding her microscope and African-American action figures in engineering sets. Many toy manufacturers have removed the stigma of “traditional gender roles” and created science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) toys with diverse physical features […]
  • Oregon Agriculture Helps You Celebrate Year-Round September 13, 2019
    Oregon farmers and ranchers produce more than 230 types of agriculture products every year. Many of Oregon’s top commodities are seasonal and holiday favorites. The 2017 Census of Agriculture data provide a key for enjoying these quality products in the coming months.
  • The Forest Cookie Connection September 12, 2019
    Having learned about recent fires in the Amazon rainforest at school, my first grader came home with a head full of ideas on how to protect what many call the lungs of the Earth—and all the animals that live there: a bake sale.
  • Teaching and Reaching those Frequently ‘Left Behind’ September 12, 2019
    The digital divide between population centers and rural America is a fact of life. For some, it’s simply a lack of cell phone coverage; for others, it signals a lack of education for their children.
  • Agricultural Business Remains Vital to Customers by Keeping Its Old-Fashioned Values September 12, 2019
    Andy and Valerie Cole are the husband and wife team who own Andy’s Agway in rural Dayton, Maine. It’s an impressive operation - in no small part because the Coles still run their agricultural business on the fundamental values their family began with over a century ago.
  • The Psychology of Food Waste: An Interview with Brian Roe and Laura Moreno September 9, 2019
    What’s the psychology behind food waste and what can we do to change our behavior? This interview features insights from Brian Roe, Professor and Faculty Lead at The Ohio State University’s Food Waste Collaborative and Laura Moreno, who received her Ph.D. studying food waste at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Get Back to Healthful Eating With the Help of the DRI Calculator! September 3, 2019
    What better time to get back to healthful eating than right now? As summer ends and before the holiday season begins, it’s a good time to take account of your goals and get to know your nutrient recommendations. Have you often wondered how to relate the nutrients listed on food labels to your personal nutrient […]
  • Trees can do the Dirty Work of Waste Cleanup August 30, 2019
    When it comes to ridding the earth of pollution leaking from dumps, closed landfills, and other waste sites, specific types of trees are quietly and efficiently absorbing the toxins.
  • Potential Future Increases in Intense Precipitation Events and Implications for Agriculture August 30, 2019
    Intense precipitation is a mixed blessing for agricultural producers. Depending on its timing, severity, and the antecedent environmental conditions, it can bring much needed relief from droughts and strengthen crop and livestock productivity, or it can exacerbate flooding on already saturated ground and decimate harvests.

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